Covering an area of 28,000 m2, the new premises of the Greek National Opera can only be compared with the most modern opera houses in the world. The high aesthetics, state-of-the-art acoustics, as well as the installations of the Main Stage (Stavros Niarchos Hall, 1400 seats) bolster a high-calibre artistic program. Furthermore, the Alternative Stage (400 seats) is a hub of research and creativity in the field of education, community and contemporary artistic creation, with special emphasis in all forms of the musical theatre.
The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center, fully funded by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (www.SNF.org), also includes the new building for the National Library of Greece and the Stavros Niarchos Park, all designed by renowned Italian architect Renzo Piano. In February 2017, on the completion of the project, the Foundation handed the SNFCC to the Greek State, which undertook its full control and operation.